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Microscopy Specialist, CRG Barcelona, Spain

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Microscopy Specialist in the Intracellular Self-Organization Group

Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)

The Institute

The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) is an international biomedical research institute of excellence, based in Barcelona, Spain, with more than 400 scientists from 44 countries. The CRG shares principles of an interdisciplinary, motivated and creative scientific team that is supported by high-end and innovative technologies and a flexible and efficient administration.

CRG has been conferred with a badge of ‘HR Excellence in Research’ by the European Commission, in recognition to its progress in implementing the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for Recruitment of Researchers, that among others consists of transparent, merit-based recruitment procedures and attractive work-life balance working conditions.

For further information: www.crg.eu

The role

The Surrey lab studies the molecules of the cytoskeleton using fluorescence microscopy, both in in vitro reconstituted systems with purified proteins and in cultured living cells. The successful candidate will join an established group that will relocate to the CRG in October 2019.

Advanced microscopy imaging plays a central role in our research and the successful candidate will be a key lab member being involved in several projects. He or she will be responsible for developing light microscopy methods (e.g. STORM, iSCAT), for maintaining the lab’s microscopy infrastructure, and for developing image and data analysis tools. The selected candidate will perform own experiments and contribute to projects of other lab members by providing expertise and training.

About the team/ lab/ department

The Intracellular Self-Organization Group is interested in elucidating the design principles of self-organizing intracellular structures. The focus is on understanding the function of the cytoskeleton. The group is led by Thomas Surrey who has made major contributions to microtubule cytoskeleton biochemistry and biophysics (e.g. Roostalu et al., Cell, 2018; Maurer et al., Cell 2012; Roostalu et al., Science, 2011; Bieling et al., Nature, 2007). Quantitative microscopy imaging combined with quantitative image and data analysis are important methods in the lab (Rickman et al., PNAS, 2017; Bohner et al., J. Microscopy, 2016; Maurer et al., Curr Biol, 2014). The overall goal of our research is to understand the molecular mechanisms driving the reliable generation of distinct dynamic architectures of the cytoskeleton.

Whom would we like to hire?

  • You hold a PhD degree in Physics
  • You have several years experience in light microscopy-based experimentation
  • You have an excellent understanding of optics, microscopy, image analysis, and statistics
  • You are able to work independently and also enjoy working in a team
  • You have excellent organisational skills
  • You are fluent in English

Desirable but not required

  • You have experience in microscopy development
  • You have experience with studying biochemical systems
  • You have a good understanding of biophysics

The Offer

  • Contract duration: 1 year with possibility to extend
  • Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.
  • Target start date: October, 2019

We provide a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructures, and unique professional career development opportunities.

We offer and promote a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.

The CRG is committed to reconcile a work and family life of its employees and are offering extended vacation period and the possibility to benefit from flexible working hours.

Application Procedure

All applications must include:

1. A motivation letter addressed to Dr. Thomas Surrey

2. A complete CV including contact details.

3. Contact details of two referees.

All applications must be addressed to Dr. Thomas Surrey and be submitted online on the CRG Career site – http://www.crg.eu/en/content/careers/job-opportunities

Deadline: Please submit your application by 30th of April, 2019

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